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Just signed up for this one too, been out of the running game for a year or so and haven't done a full marathon for 2 years so figured this is the kick up the arse to get myself motivated again! Looking forward to a weekend in Edinburgh too, anyone got any good reccomendations for hotels???
Well, 4 miles last night and a fresh 2.5 miles this morning - back onit but a long, long way to go
Thanks for the hotel info Gary, I'll have a look into it
Do the race numbers get sent out in the post or do we have to pick them up from somewhere race weekend??
hi everyone hope everyone's training is going well and if anyone needs advice on accommodation or transport links please feel free to ask as I live close by. You will save a lot of money by staying outside of the city centre and travelling to the start. A local B&B to myself has great prices (also free parking) and is only 40 mins drive to the start which is a very easy drive, and easy parking once there.
I done the Edinburgh half this year and found everything to be well organised. I will be entering the Edinburgh marathon soon but having just completed Frankfurt marathon I am having a few weeks recovery
They are not to bad in the city centre...getting back from the finish area is easy enough as there are two local train stations nearby. Unfortunately though Edinburgh is a nightmare at the minute as they are still working on the tram lines, thus why I would stay outside Edinburgh and travel in. Any other questions please again feel free to ask.
did Edinburgh as my first marathon this year and absolutely loved it - could have run another 10k was so high at end! Ran Chester 3 weeks ago and whilst did a better faster run, missed the atmosphere, support and scenery of Edinburgh! YOu will love it!
we stayed in Brewsters Hostel directly on the Royal Mile for £20 a night in a shared hostel room. 5 mins from station and start of race and even better had a kitchen to make up porridge, eat bananas and drink tea with fellow marathon/ half marathon runners. The night was a little bit disturbed, but you're running on adrenaline so not sure I would have slept well anywhere! It was all part of the adventure!
You will have a great time...wonder what the medals will look like this year?
Hi Gary, I would get a taxi to the start area as you are only a couple of miles outside then get a taxi back from the finish to your hotel...see the problem is after the marathon you will not want to walk to a local train station (about 1 mile to Wallyford) then from the train station to your hotel (about 3/4mile)...think that is your best bet plus getting a taxi will prob work out cheaper than parking your car in Edinburgh